| ||The Australasian Plant Pathology Society is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge of plant pathology and its practice in Australasia. Australasia is interpreted in the broadest sense to include not only Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, but also the Indian, Pacific and Asian regions. Although the Society’s activities are mainly focused on the Australasian region, many of the activities of our members are of international importance and significance.
The Society was founded in 1969 and incorporated in Queensland in January 1994. Our members represent a broad range of scientific interests, including research scientists, teachers, students, extension professionals, administrators, industry and pest management personnel.
Each member of APPS is an associate member of the International Society for Plant Pathology. Through the International Society, APPS is a member of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), in liaison with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Council for Science (ICSU).